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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Simon Wiesenthal Center reveals and 'welcomes' the apology they received from Big Hit Entertainment

(Bangtan Boys) BTS
Simon Wiesenthal Center welcomed Big Hit Entertainment's apology. 

On November 14, Simon Wiesenthal Center revealed and "welcomed" the official apology they received from BTS' agency. The apology stated, 

"Big Hit Entertainment is aware of the current incident surrounding our artist. The artist was seen wearing a hat that we understand was deeply offensive in a 2014 magazine photoshoot, given to him from a collection of the magazine's stylist. Big Hit Entertainment is deeply conscious of our responsibility, as it is no excuse that we failed to screen the matter and regret that it happened. We will continue to educate ourselves, be more sensitive to such matters, and protect our artist from such incidents and the implications they may carry. We sincerely apologize to anyone who took offense in regards. It is worth noting that the artist has shared a message recently at the UN, which demonstrated their consistent beliefs that loving yourself and love for others are of primary importance in the world now, and that been a global message for the artist. Both Big Hit and the artists hope to continue spreading that message and share love for all humankind."




 

Recently, a past photoshoot of RM wearing a hat with the Nazi symbol, and the group's performance with Nazi-like flags became controversial. The Jewish human rights organization requested an apology from BTS. In response, Big Hit Entertainment addressed the issue, as well as the controversy on Jimin's atomic bomb shirt in an official statement
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2fat Wednesday, November 14, 2018 3
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The only reason I believe the Wiesenthal Center would make a statement like that is because someone brought their attention to it. I don't think they were looking too closely at Korean boy groups for secret nazi societies. Someone connected with the Japanese controversy tipped them off to create a piling on. Very torch and pitchfork of them. Don't you just love the internet?

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_Jarhon Thursday, November 15, 2018 0
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Wtf? It was japanese jewish people. You dont have to go full blown conspiracy theory nonsense. You can just go to their twitter and there's an account named smth like japanesejewish or whatnot that reported it.

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_Jarhon Thursday, November 15, 2018 1
Thursday, November 15, 2018

https://twitter.com/simonwiesenthal


it's the 2nd tweet there, retweeting jewsandjapan's tweet, that's when they learned about it. Makes complete sense that a Japanese jews would take offense to the shirt and know about the nazi hat. Nothing wrong with bringing truthful things into light.

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2fat Thursday, November 15, 2018 0
Thursday, November 15, 2018

I didn't think so either. I was wondering how they even found out. The mushroom cloud is way too much. I don't think they're bigoted towards Jews, Japanese might be another story.

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renapxn Thursday, November 15, 2018 0
Thursday, November 15, 2018

It was very big of Big Hit to apologise, buuuut.. is the SImon Wiesenthal Center going to ask Japanese companies to apologise for letting their idols wear Rising Sun flag things? It is literally the equvilant to the Nazi flag.

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shy_kpop_girl Thursday, November 15, 2018 0
Thursday, November 15, 2018

That's mighty big of the Wiesenthal Center to 'accept' BigHit's apology. Are they going to apologize back for stating BTS were swinging around Nazi-like flags during a concert a few years back when the logo had nothing to do with Nazi's at all?


Isn't that grounds for a libel lawsuit?

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hey_why Sunday, November 18, 2018 0
Sunday, November 18, 2018

http://www.wiesenthal.com/site/apps/nlnet/content....

This Japanese Right-wing made BTS Controversy of Nazi.

But the past is really interesting. Be sure to read it.

That site is a Jewish human rights group site, and the Japanese doctor recognized as a Nazi follower by Jewish human rights groups.

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krell Thursday, November 15, 2018 0
Thursday, November 15, 2018

https://www.allkpop.com/article/2018/11/usa-cnn-news-features-pritz-and-bts-groups-for-quasi-nazi-fashions

(TROLLING Warning) ... PRITZ and BTS Groups MIGHT be DATING !!! ... ;)


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bts4ever333 Thursday, November 15, 2018 0
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Whatever that happened in the past, its history. Those people involved during that time, are all dead. None of them came back recently and said they are offended because of the t-shirt or a hat design that BTS wore.

It is those living, who are too damn free, come up with some crap thing about all these unnecessary controversies. Making something out of nothing. It's history peeps, you and I weren't even exist then! What rights does that give you to comment anything?! It's in the past, get over it, get a life! Move on already people!!

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lacreme Wednesday, November 14, 2018 4
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Who's lying here? Big Hit says the hat came from the magazine's stylist:

The artist was seen wearing a hat that we understand was deeply offensive in a 2014 magazine photoshoot, given to him from a collection of the magazine's stylist.

While BTS' stylist says If I had to guess. I'd say we just ended up using something that happened to be in the studio at the time."

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Kpop_Script Wednesday, November 14, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The stylist said, "It was 100% not an official sponsored product. If I didn't know about an accessory, it was an unofficial sponsorship product. I remember all the clothes I put the members in. None of the BTS members were wearing a hat when they first came into the studio for the photo shoot, and the hat was not one of their personal accessories. If I had to guess. I'd say we just ended up using something that happened to be in the studio at the time."

Either way, Big Hit and the stylist agreed that BTS did not choose the hat.

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cjnvm Thursday, November 15, 2018 0
Thursday, November 15, 2018

There is an agency stylist from Big Hit and there is an editorial stylist that works for the magazine. The agency stylist is responsible for day-to-day styling while the magazine stylist is responsible for the contracted photoshoot but the agency stylist will also give her take during the shoot.


It was probably the magazine stylist's item but the agency stylist should've still had a chance to review the outfit and give the okay.

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shy_kpop_girl Thursday, November 15, 2018 0
Thursday, November 15, 2018

And by lying around the studio that's basically what 'collection of the magaizine's stylist' can mean. I don't get where the 'lying' is coming from?

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Sehunicron Thursday, November 15, 2018 3
Thursday, November 15, 2018

so sick of bts and their bullshit

they are so self important and total frauds

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Mhizdarhmey Friday, November 16, 2018 2
Friday, November 16, 2018

So apologizing makes them a fraud too? Woah! You are the most ridiculous and annoying being on planet earth.... You criticized them for not apologizing and now they apologized and they are still a fraud? I pray you get paid fully in your own coin and you will get to see that this foolish behavior of yours is hurtful towards human... You this dumbhead!

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Sehunicron Friday, November 16, 2018 1
Friday, November 16, 2018

oh i wasn't talking about the apology. besides its big hit apologizing

i'm talking about all that bullshit they say in speeches trying to look so kind and magnanimous

i dont buy it for one second

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Mhizdarhmey Friday, November 16, 2018 0
Friday, November 16, 2018

then keep off their business ....that way your mind will find rest because you apears to be restless.. 😺😺

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krell Wednesday, November 14, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

(Trolling) ... Has BTS Group ever CLICKED THEIR HEELS TOGETHER (Shoes) while shouting ??? ... ;)

Or has BTS Group been observed to be GOOSE STEPPING ever ??? ... ;)

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